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Henri Elkan (Arranger)

Born: November 23, 1897 - Antwerp, Belgium
Died: June 12, 1980 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

The Belgian-American conductor and music publisher; Henri Elkan, studied at the Antwerp and Amsterdam conservatories.

After finishing his studies, Henri Elkan emigrated to the USA in 1920; subsequently conducted performances of the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company from 1928 to 1936. In 1926 he founded the Henri Elkan Music Publishing Company in Philadelphia; in 1928 he was joined by Adolphe Vogel, a cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the company became the Elkan-Vogel Music Publishing Company; the pannership was dissolved in 1952, and in 1956 Elkan formed a publishing firm once again under his own name.

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2011)

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